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THE MADRID HERALD. BRITISH STRIKE GREATEST BLOW Hf-V-KtV-K.'r-tcC. *£*£*£•*.;.•*•'. *•:. *,\ t-tt+itMSM-^M-hW+S+ZM^+^^M-SM-iiMitlt Advance Nine Miles, Capture Three Villages and Make 9,000 Prisoners. ) RIDGE STORMED BY TROOPS Mines Containing 1,000,000 Pounds of High Explosive Set Off at Given Moment Causing Consternation Among Germans. London.—In one of the most elab- orately planned and daringly executed maneuvers of the war, Sir Douglas Haig's forces have dealt a mighty blow against the German line in Bel- gium and been rewarded with notable gains in terrain and the capture of more than 5,000 prisoners and numer- ous guns of various calibre. In addit- ion they inflicted heavy casualties on the Germans. Over a front of more than nine miles, extending from the region of Ypres southward nearly to Armen- tieres, the British started their drive in the early hours of the morning, and at nightfall had everywhere advanced their line, capturing villages and num- erous points of vantage, among the latter the Messines-Wytschaete ridge. The villages of Messines and Wysch- aete fell into the hands of the British during the attack, and the British even pressed on eastward from Wyt- schaete and occupied the village of Ostaaverne and trenches east of the village on a front of more than five miles. Probably never in history was an attack launched with greater prepar- ation. Four days the Wytschaete sa- lient had been the objective of the British guns, which had hurled tons of steel upon it. When the time came the British loosed mines containing 1.000,000 pounds of high explosives in front of the German positions, the de- tonations being heard 130 miles away in England. With consternation reigning among the Germans and under a curtain o£ fire, English, Irish, New Zealand and Australian infantrymen, with \tanks\ to aid them, started across the open. The Germans offered only slight re- sistance, and everywhere were beaten off, even late in the afternoon, when they had somewhat regained their composure and attempted a counter attack near the southern end of the line. This was broken up by the Brit- ish artillery fire. \AROUSE THE NATION TO ITS DANGER,\ U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADVISES Washington.—Declaring that the United States is fast approaching a crisis where any day may see actual warfare brought to its own shores, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, representing all the Chambers of Commerce in America, sent to President Wilsoii a resolution asking him to name a special commission to investigate the war, give the people the truth and arouse them to a sense of their danger. The resolution, which is sent out under the signature of Joseph H. Defrees; of Chicago, chairman of the Chamber, sums up the country's peril thus: \Aside from the question of shortening the war there are life and death reasons why the United States should speed preparations for the great conflict. There are possible and even probable con- tingencies which might cause the United States to bear the brunt of the fighting on her own shores. They are. \If Russia should collapse. \If the British fleet be ,overcome. \If the food situation should bring our Allies to their knees. \If great, reversals should be met on the Western front. \If the submarine menace be not checked.\ The Chamber made up of big business men all over the country, considers the situation so acute that the Executive Committee, after drawing up the resolution, requested telegraphic approval by its mem- bers. This was granted and the contents of the resolution, which actually was passed on May 24, were made public. President Wilson, it is understood, will name a war commission, entirely independent of all other bureaus *.S*.£*£*:«*^*^*^*^*^.*#*^*^*^ RUSSIA PLEDGES HER FEALTY UNION OF COMMERCE AND INDUS- TRY AGAINST SEPARATE PEACE. President for Indemnities for \Mani- fest Wrongs\ and Against Restor- ation of Pre-War Conditions. SAN SALVADOR DEVASTATED. Volcano Rains Powdered Lava on Stricken City. San Juan Del Sur.—Thousands of lives were lost, meagre dispatches indi- cated in the earthquake or volcanic eruption which last night levelled to the ground San Salvador, capital city of the Central American republic of that name, its suburbs and six other towns. Fully 100,000 men, women and child- ren are homeless. For fully five hours following the disaster they were drenched by a heavy downpour of rain. During the night they were hud- dled in the streets and parks and amid the debris that covers 30 miles of the leading landscape around San Salva- dor. Hundreds of women and children are near death from exposure. The disaster is one of the worst of its kind ever recorded. The general belief is that the vol- cano of San Salvador is responsible for the disaster. The republic's capital lies some three miles to the southeast of this volcano. Other volcanoes are situated nearby. Forty-five miles east of the city is the Izaloo, known as the \Lighthouse of Salvador.\ A dispatch from Tegucigalpa, Hon- duras, says that, in addition to the wiping out of San Salvador, the towns of Quezaltipeque, Nejapa, Suchichoto, Paisnal, Armenios, and Mejicanos also •were destroyed. Mejicanos was a sub- urb of San Salvador. Washington.—The most heartening sign of the times in Russia is the firm and enthusiastic determination of all the ablest business men of the nation that the new republic shall remain faithful to the Allies and shall make no separate peace with Germany. The news from Russia that the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates had rejected an offer of a German commander to enter into rec- ret peace pourparlers has renewed con- fidence in Washington that Russia will adhere to the Allies. Officials of the administration are particularly grat- ified that the Council's announcement followed the publication of the mes- sage from President Wilson, who warn- ed the Russian people that \we must conquer or submit.\ The President's note is uncompromising in meeting the issue raised by the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates in 1 its declaration for a \peace without j indemnities or annexations.\ His declaration in effect, that indem- I nines must be obtained for 'manifest | wrongs done,\ and his reference to j \annexation\ in the phrase that \no territory must be forced under sov- I ereignty under which it does not wish \ to live,\ are regarded as highly signi- , ficant. He declared flatly against the res- ' toration of conditions as they existed before the war, saying. \It was the • status quo ante out of which this in- iquitous war issued forth,\ and urges , that ii be altered \to prevent any such hideous thing from ever happening again.\ The President's note had been deliv- ' ered before publication in this -country to the Russian government by David R. Francis, American Ambassador at Pet- rograd. The Ambassador was instruct- ed to present the communication be- ' fore the arrival of the American war • mission, headed by Elihu Root. The effect of the President's note, it • is believed, is reflected in the council's piea to the soldiers that the German general who proposed a peace confer- ence \has forgotten that Russia knows that the overthrow of her allies would mean the overthrow of Russia and the end of her political liberty.\ The council's announcement says the German commander in a wireless message proposed to show the armies a way toward an honorable peace and a means of ceasing to wage war with- out a rupture with the Entente Allies. LONDON ACCLAIMS PERSHING AMERICAN COMMANDER ON WAY TO FRANCE TO PREPARE ARMY. First Representatives of American Army Receive Military Welcome. MANY GERMAN AIRMEN KILLED Number of Death Notices Indicates Toll Is Heavy. Copenhagen.—The death notices in the German papers indicate what a terrible toll the western battle is tak- ing among German aviators. Scarcely an Issue of the Berlin, Hamburg, or other papers which circulate among officers appears without eight or ten notices of deaths in the Flying Corps. Death notices of German submarine officers are as rare as those of flyers are frequent. BIDS FOR 100,000 AUTOS. Equipment Expected to Cost Between $100,000,000 and $150,000,000. Chicago.—Bids on approximately 100,000 motor trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, and similar vehicle equip- ment for the army, were opened here by Lieutenant Eugene Ecker of the Depot Quartermaster's Department. It is estimated that the equipment will tost between $100,000,000 and $150,000.- 000. The -vehicles are to be delivered tin the fiscal year \1918. This is the largest army order to date. HOME GUARDS BILL IS PASSED Houte Approves Senate Measure for Arming Defense Bodies. Washington.—The House passed the Senate bill to authorize issue of rifles and other equipment for organization of home guards. The hill has the approval of the War Department. It gives the War Department discretion- ary authority to equip \home guards baring the character of State police •or constabulary, and such other home guards as may be organized under the discretion of Governors.\ PITH OF THE WAR NEWS London.—Major Gen. John J. Persh- ing, commander-in-chief of the forces which will be sent by the United States to France, landed at a British port and a few hours later arrived in the metropolis. Walter Hines Page, the American Ambassador, Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War; Viscount French, commanding the British home forces, and other officers including Lord Brooke, who will be attached to Gen. Pershing's staff during his stay in England, welcomed the American gen- eral and his staff and detachment of engineers and nurses. American destroyers had escorted the army officers to the port where they disembarked. One hundred American aviators from the Navy Flying Corps have ar- rived safely in France f any duty that may present itself. They are the first of the American fighting forces to reach Frarce. Lieut. Kenneth Whiting commands the corps which was sent \for duty in anti-submarine operations, or for any other active duty that may be given them in Franc.\ The force includes four highly trained navy avia- tors, and a nigh percentage of the remaining men is also composed of experienced airmen. The others will complete their training in France. In addition to Lieut. Whiting, com- I manding, the naval officers in the de- • tachment are Lieut. Godfrey deC. i Chevalier, Lieut. Virgil C. Griffin, and ' Lieut. Grattan C. Dichman. j When his feet were on terra firma General Pershing said: J \The trip has been delightful, par- i ticularly the latter stages, when we were escorted through the danger zone by our own destroyers. Speaking for myself and my staff, we are glad to be the standard-bearers of America in this great war for civilization. The opportunity of landing at a British port, and the welcome we received, are very significant, and are deeply ap- : preciated. We expect in the course of a very short time to be playing our part, which, I hope, will be a very , big part, on the western front.\ The British delegation which wel- comed the Pershing party on the deck of the liner consisted of Rear-Admiral Stileman, Lieut.-Gen. Sir William Pitcairn Campbell, and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. After the band had play- ed the American national anthem, it played \God Save the King.\ No U-Boats or mines were encoun- tered by the Tessel which bore the Americans. Gen. Pershing and his staff, before leaving the steamer, thanked the cap- tain and crew for their courtesies during the voyage. KING CHATS WITH PERSHING Emperor Charles again told the Hun- garian people that he desires an early peace and also stands for suf- frage reform. The British used boiling oil to win Messines. Frightful havoc results from fires started by new projectiles. \Oil Cans,\ they are called by the men of Haig's army. The British consolidated their gains in the drive In Belgium and repulsed all the Prussian counter attacks and a total of 6,400 prisoners had been counted, with more coming in. The British Admiralty reported that bombardlment had driven all ship- ping from Ostend and that the har- bor was deserted. Italian troops occupied the Greek City of Lanina. The Congress of Peasants summoned the army to submit to discipline and defend revolutionary Russia In a res- olution granting its benediction to the war, but urging peace without annexations and indemnities and at once. Eight of eighteen German airplanes making a raid on England were shot down by British airnrtn. Further official details of the British drive show that it was probably the most successful single operation of the war. American destroyers now in European waters already have rivalled the more experienced British in anti- submarine war and have rendered valuable service In the protection of steamships. British troops gained a mile of German trenches north of the River Scarpe and made progress west of Lens. Italians have\ withdrawn slightly part of their line in the Carso to positions tactically more advantageous. \Dream of My Life Realized\ George Tells American General. London.—Genera] Pershing was re- ceived at Buckingham Palace by King George. The King shook hand's with Gen. Pf-rshing and the 12 members of hif. staff speaking lo each and express- ing pleasure at welcoming the advance guard of ihe American army. In ad- dressing General Pershing 'the King said: \Ii has been the dream of my life to sep the two great English speak- ing nations more closely united.\ MAY BUILD TUBE TO FRANCE. 1 British Government's Disecnoi Is Ex- pected Soon. London.—Reports of the meeting of the Channel Tunnel Company indicate that the Government is about* to decide whether or not the much discussed rube connecting Great Britain and France Bhall be built. Baron Derlanger declared that some move must be made soon for railways preparing to rebuild the portion of their line on the Channel coast must know where the tunnel would begin on the English side. MORE BELGIANS SENT AWAY Germans Deport 600 From One Town To Unrevealed Destination. Havre, France.—During the first fortnight in May, it is reported that 600 young Belgians were deported from Etterbeek for an unrevealed des- tination. * Numerous other Belgians, chiefly of the farmer class, were collected from the neighborhood of Arlon and Mens by the Germans and deported to Northern France to work on the rail- roads. umiMimiimiiiimtiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimim^ 1 New York Briefs 1 •^ 1111111111111111111111 T 1111111111111111 e 11111111^ Governor Whitman signed the. Mur- phy bill appropriating $15,000 to ftart a juvenile placement bureau in the state emloyment agency, and the $50,- 000 for the attorney general to pay the cost of special investigations he is empowered to make in a bill put through as a Avar measure. Springfield Federal Land Bank of Massachusetts indorsed the. applica- tion of the Mohawk Valley Farm Loan Association of Schenectady and voted to lend it $30,000. Police Commissioner Woods of New York issued a bulletin to members of the Home Defense League to become mereJbets of the Police Department and Rifle Club and receive training in use of arms. Hailstones fell in Rochester ns big as marbles damaging fruit trees and causing heavy damage to the crops. Revenues of the State for the eleven months of the present fiscal year show a marked falling off, due to receipts from direct taxation amounting to only $1,783,935, as compared with $19,690,- 036 in 1916. Revenues thus far this year have totalled $54,208,461. In 1916 they were $70,245,175. Frank M. Williams, state engineer and surveyor announced that 2S9 em- ployes subscribed for Liberty Bonds. Mayor Burns, of Troy, informed by the Department of Justice that all agencies of the federal government are now at work on the problem to reduce the price of coal and to insure an adequate supply. 'Colonel Vanderbilt announced that the Twenty-second regiment of engin- eers had filled its ranks to war strength, the first New York National Guard unit to so report to Governor Whitman. Two small tractors provided through the state food supply committee and the Albany county Home Defense committee are at work on farms in Guilderland Center and Indian Fields, tender supervision of the Albany coun- ty farm bureau, H. E. Crouch manager. Men provided by the bureau operates the machines, which are the eight horse power type and plow from five to six acres daily. They cost $900 each. The Catskill town hoard has named Clarence E. Bloodgood, Clarence How- land and Theodore B. Beach commis- sioners bo determine reductions of liquor licenses in the town of Catskill from thirty-five to eighteen. There are four other wet towns in the county and reductions are as follows: Athens, from eleven to five; Cairo, from nine to three; Coxackie, from eighteen to six; Hunter, from fifteen to five. Governor Whitman signed the Great Western Gateway bill introduced by Senator James W. Yelverton and As- semblyman Walter Scott McNab, pro- viding for the building of a concrete bridge over the Mohawk river between Schenectady and the village of Scotia. The law appropriates $15,000 for pre- liminary work. Saratoga Springs may have a dog show this summer and if the plans of William H. Manning materialize the city would have a dog show as an at- traction in August. If enough inter- est is displayed a Saratoga Kennel club will be organized and affiliated with the American kennel association. Mayor Moores of Plattsburg has ap- pointed J. L. Nash, George Cavanaugh and Frederick Justin as commission- ers to decide which liquor stores shall be granted a license. Under the Brown bill which will go into effect on Oct. 1, there cannot be more than twenty- one licenses in the city. There are more than 100 at present. Albany has received an enormous order for shells for the United States army, the extent of which will not be disclosed because of requests by the war department but which is known to be at least $10,000,000 and even may reach $20,000,000, i t was learned last night. Letter carriers of Troy are doing their bit in buying Liberty bonds. The annual convention of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the State of New York, was held in Utica. John T. H. Dempster, chairman of the home gardens' committee, Sche- nectady, is distributing $100 worth of garden seed to Schenectady families who are not able to supply themselves. The seed was sent to Schenectady by the National Food Emergency Associa- tion of Washington. An appeal has been made to Presi- dent Wilson by Mayor Bums of Troy, president of the State Conference ot Mayors, that the federal Government take such action as will make it pos- sible for the municipalities to pur- chase coal at a reasonable price in quantities sufficient for their needs. Mayor Burns of Troy declares that although this is the time of year when city administrations let contracts for their winter's coal supplies, it is near- ly impossible to get dealers to submit estimates. Virtually all -of the knitting mills in Cohoes and vicinity are running on full time with large government orders in prospect. William Marmack was discharged from Bellevue Hospital, New York, as cured of anthrax. The officers at Clinton Prison, Dan- nemora, through Warden Twombley, have subscribed for $12,000 of the Lib- erty Loan bonds. One of the inmates of the prison, who shines the shoes of the officers, subscribed for a $100 bond. Other inmates have expressed a desire to subscribe, and the warden is now arranging for them to do so. William P. Roe of the state food commission announced at Hudson he had orders for 300 more bushels of •buckwheat for seed. The National Women's Service league, Gloversville branch, is to start a campaign for cooks for the United States army. Attorney-General Merton E. Lewis of Albany started a quo warranto pro- ceeding in the Supreme Court to eject John F. Mclntyre as a judge in Gen- eral Sessions. The complaint alleges Mclntyre is usurping the position, be- cause he received less votes than /ames A, DJebanty, New York's negro regiment is re- cruited up to its full war strength. Watertown was chosen as a canton- ment site for the new army. The New York Chamber of Com- merce adopted a resolution endorsing the daylight saving plan for setting the clocks of the country ahead one Ihour during the summer months. Despite the heavy expenditures in- cident to preparing for war, it cost New York State nearly $9,000,000 less to conduct its governmental affairs f&r the eleven months ended May \31 than for the preceding corresponding period The exact figures, Controller Travis announced are: 1917, $55,051,040; 1916, $64,04S,853. The reduction was ac- counted for by decreases in items cov- ering canal construction and redemp- tion of revenue bonds and interest. The present war does not afford the state an opportunity to thrust aside oight-hour laws applying to public con- tracts, Attorney General Merton E. Lewis ruled. The statutes say the in- dustrial commission may set aside the laws in such emergencies as may be caused by \fire flood or danger to life and property.\ Governor Whitman signed tile Bere- ton bill appropriating $10,000 to build up the shores of islands in Lake X3eorge owned by the state, which are being washed away with the result that their beauty is destroyed. The plans call for \riprapping\ the shores so the water cannot wash away the soil. The. heirs of William H. Frear, mil- lionaire Troy merchant, deeded the Frear homestead and about twenty-two acres of land situated in Oakwood avenue, to the city of Troy on condi- tion the city make a big park to be known as Frear park, out of the homestead site and the land sur- rounding the Oakwood reservoir, which will provide a recreation spot of about 112 acres. The Governor vetoed the Judson bill permitting the assessment of prop- erty omitted from the tax rolls be- cause of special franchise tax litiga- tion. The Governor issued a memo- randa stating that the bill was too broad and might permit assessing back taxes for nineteen years. The Hudson conference, New York Lutheran synod, at Germantown, elect- ed these officers: President, the Rev. B. Q. Hallenbeck, Guilderland Center; vice-president, the Rev. G. T. Heintz, Saugerties; secretary, the Rev. G. Traver, West Sand Lake; treasurer, the Rev. Alonzo Hayner, Center Bruns- wick. Aneram was selected for the 1918 meeting. A telegram to Mrs. William Halliday of Coxsackle from France, stated that her son, John Collins, was killed in battle May 16 when the whole regi- ment was annihilated with the excep- tion of three men. Collins was a na- tive of .Coxsackie. Cohoes Textile Council voted to ac- cept the propsition made by the manu- facturers for a ten per cent, wage in- crease. The manufacturers agreed to pay the increase from last Monday If the proposition was accepted. About 2,000 workers in Cohoes and vicinity are affected. Governor Whitman signed the Wal- ters bill providing that \theatrical em- ployment agency\ shall not include the business of managing entertain- ments, exhibitions or performances, or the artists or attractions taking part, where the business only incidentally involves the seeking of employment therefor.\ Seven hundred inmates of Sing Sing i prison registered under the Federal conscription. Few claimed exemption. Eleven murderers filled out cards. The state convention of the Knights of Columbus may take place in Sara- toga Springs next year. The place of meeting was not selected at the con- vention at Utica and it is understood an invitation from Saratoga Springs might be considered favorably. Remington Arms U. M. C. company has announced the receipt of a large order for rifles for the government. While the exact size of the order is not known, it is understood that it will keep the Ilion plant busy for three years at least. The present force of 3,000 men will be greatly increased. Four robbers i* an automobile blew open the safes in two Sullivan County post offices, at Lake Huntington and Fosterdale, and escaped with stamps, money, and money orders amounting to several hundred dollars. The ex- plosion at Lake Huntington awakened the postmaster, who aroused the countryside. The robbers were chased to Port Jervis, where they deserted their car and jumped an east-going train. A fire bug is operating in Kingston. Public School 5, was set on fire caus- ing a loss of $30,000. It has been learned two fires which started with- in an hour's time of each other were of incendiary origin. The Reformed church of the Comforter was entered i)y some one who broke a window and taking Bible and hymn books started a blaze in a closet piling on brooms. The closet door was closed and the fire smouldered for at least a day be- fore discovered. G-overnor Wlhitman signed 'he Ellen- bogen bill, apportioning the municipal districts of the Bronx and providing two justices for the first district. Fire destroyed the home of Mrs. George B. Terwilliger in Clifford road, near Mendands, and also a newly built but unoccupied dwelling that ad- joined the Terwilliger house. The damage was estimated at $18,000. Major- H, Judson Lipes with Privates Cornelius Keliher and John Brennock and Harold Hutchins, son of the secre- tary of Senator Henry M. Sage saved most of the furnishings in the Terwilli- ger house. One thousand residents of Ilion and Mohawk volunteered to give twenty- five eentB per week for the duration of the war toward relief work at a mass meeting in Ilion Opera House. A boy, twelve years old, has been found suffering from infantile paralysis at Saugerties. It is the first case this year. Apparently there is no dearth of men to work on New York farms. The special city bureau organized to obtain farm laborers has more than 2.000 ex- perienced men ready to go to work, but inquiry smong farmerR has shown no demand for their service. GUIDE IS ISSUED FOR STATE CENSUS Importance of Questions in Re- lation to One Another Is Shown. SEEK EXPLICIT INFORMATION Persons Urged by the Census Author- ities to Read the Questions Thor- oughly So That They May Have a Foreknowledge of Answers. —Albany. Some newspapers have poked fun at the State census question blanks, charging that the questions overlapped one another to a great extent. It was claimed that this was especially true of the so-called \occupational\ ques- tions, but the State census headquar- ters at Albany has just issued an instruction sheet for answering the questions which show how one ques- tion helps the next and how neces- sary each is if the State is to get the precise information it wants regarding the capabilities of its citizens. Instead of asking \What do you do?\ the census enumerators will have nearly a score- of questions to put to those between the ages of 16 and 50 who must answer. The questions and instructions for answering them are as follows: Do you hold any public office or position under the national or State Government? Answer either \Yes\ or \No.\ An- swer \Yes\ only if you receive your compensation from the State or na- tional Government. Answer \No\ if you receive your compensation from a county, city, town or village. (a) If so, what? Give exactly the position held, as \Sheriff of Hudson county\ or \United States customs inspector\ or \eleva- tor man. State Capitol.\ If you an- swered preceding question \No\ draw a line through space provided for answer. In what industry or business are you engaged? Specify precisely, say \shoe manu- facturing\ or \electric machinery manufacturing,\ do not say \manu- facturing\; say \dairy farming\ or \stock raising,\ do not say \farming\; say \electric street railways,\ do not say \transportation\; say \woollen goods manufacturing,\ do not say \textile manufacturing\; say \slaugh- ter house\ or \fruit canning,\ do not say \food products\; say \retail cigar store\ or \wholesale dry goods,\ do not say \merchandise business.\ If employed in domestic service say \domestic service.\ If employed by county, city, town or village specify precisely, as \New York City, Comp- troller's office.\ \Albany fire depart- ment.\ If you have a profession, are retired or have no occupation answer \None.\ If you have a trade give the industry or business in which you apply your trade. If you have answered \Yes\ to question 18 draw a line through space provided for answer. (a) In what capacity or position? Specify precisely, as \proprietor \vice-president \manager \sales- man,\ \machinist \farmhand \day laborer,\ \railroad freight trainman,\ \mail carrier,\ \bricklayer \cook \policeman \bookkeeper \file clerk.\ Do not give a vague or gen- eral answer. If you have answared \None\ to preceding question draw a line through space provided for answer. (b) Exactly what work do you do? Specify precisely, as \typewriting \operate a telegraph instrument,\ \run an automatic lathe,\ \drive a deliv- ery wagon,\ \run an elevator,\ \do general farm work.\ If you have answered \None\ to question 19 draw a line through space provided for answer. Have you a trade or profession? Answer either \Yes\ or \No.\ Specify precisely, as \carpenter \tailor \plumber \machinist\ \printer \lawyer \doctor \clergy- man. \ If you have answered \No\ to previous question, draw a line through space provided for answer. (b) If not, what work do you do for a living? If you have answered \None\ to question 19 and \No\ to question 20 give details here of what yon do for a living. If retired say \retired.\ If you have already given full details re- garding you occupation in answering questions 19 and 20 draw a line through space provided for answer. In what other kind of work have you had most experience? Answer this question with as much detail as you answered questions 19 and 20. If you have always been engaged in the same line of business, trade or profession draw a line through space provided for answer. HENRY P. DAVISON of New York. |illi[l!!IIIIIIIli!lllllilllll!llllBil!lllllIBIll»l«lIllllilllllil»l | TTENRY P. DAVISON, chair- I H XI man of the Red Cross War § B Council, is the man to whom the fj 1 President has entrusted the 1 g greatest humanitarian problem g H ever tackled by a private citizen. 1 BROWN LABOR BILL VETO. \Voluntary and enthusiastic service on the part of our wage earners will result in a volume of effort and sup- port of far greater benefit to the state and nation than can be derived by forced labor under conditions and dur- ing hours now prohibited by law.\ With these words Governor Whit- man announced he had vetoed the Brown bill which would have given the state industrial commission power to suspend the hours of labor in indus- tries directly connected with the prose- cution of the war. The Governor de- clared there had been \much misrep- resentation and gross exaggeration on the part of opponents of the bill.\ \There can be no question in my mind,\ he added, \that the tendency of this legislation Would be to weaken the confidence of the wage earners of the state in its government and in the laws adopted for the protection of those who are unable to protect them- selves. \We must do nothing,\ the Governor continued, \that will impair the confi- dence or weaken the loyalty of the service of those who are engaged in the field and the factory. We should not disregard the errors of other na- tions with respect to the suspension of labor laws. On the contrary, we should profit by their mistakes. \I believe that the enactment of the proposed legislation would militate ag^' =ri hearty co-operation on the part of all factors which are engaged in industrial pursuits, and co-operation in- essential to adequate and necessary military preparation. \I am confident that no emergency can arise, at least before the next ses- sion of the legislature, which will justify the suspension of the laws passed in response to an overwhelm- ing sentiment of the people for the- protection of women and children com- pelled to labor for their dally bread.\ The Governor signed the Ottinger bill providing that contracts between the New York city board of estimate and the New York Central railroad for the elimination of grade crossings in west side New York city and the improvement of terminal facilities- must first be approved by the first district public service commission. The Green bill providing for a legis- lative commission to investigate the entire west side question was approved. The Governor will appoint five members of the commission, Sen- ator Elon R. Brown, Republican leader of the senate, another; and Speaker Thaddeus C. Sweet of the assmbly. Corporation Tax Measure Signed. The Emerson bill, providing for a. 3 per cent, franchise tax on the net incomes of mercantile and manufac- turing corporations, was signed by Governor Whitman. The bill, which was one of the principal taxation measnres enacted by the 1917 Legis- lature, is expected by its author to Tesult in an additional revenue of $30,000,000 a year, two-thirds of which will go to the State and one-third to the municipalities where the cor- porations are located. Corporations subject to the tax will be exempted from personal property and corpora- tion franchise taxes. The Controller, Mr. Travis, issued a statement in which he said that the greater part of the income re- sulting from thp enactment of the bill would come from corporations which heretofore had contributed lf.tle or nothing in the way of franchise taxes. Few Farmers Seek Help. The Farm Labor Bureau of New York City, an outgrowth of a confer- ence between the New York Stats Food Supply Commission and Mayor Mitchel's Food Supply Committee, has been looking for farmhands and men with farming experience who want jobs. The bureau has found only eighteen farmers with bona fide re- quests for help and has fill*-;] the places. It has discovered 2,(HHi men with actual experience on farmF will- ing to work regularly, benidpR a vast number with no farm knowledge. Dining Al Fresco. The French people rn-arly all have an outdoor pla^p to eat—either a din- ing room, hreukfnst room or a small pavilion fur serving tea. Nothing In more chperful limn a sunny llitle breakfast room furnished gayly, with lots of plants and all the birds singing while you eat. Lace Trl ins Voile Blouses. A voile blouse Avhlch lias OK its «pr«. eial feature a convertible high collar, has a very narrow vest of fine val I;i- Joln Motor Truck Reserve. Hundreds of skilled auto truck driv- er-!, painters, teamsters, wagon mas- |p™, cooks and bakers are being nought in Albany for the enlisted re- (•prvp quartermaster corps. Albany lias been made a recruiting center for thiR branch of the service. Nine .recruits for the motor truck unit have passed physical and tpch- nical examinations and arp awaiting immediate call fo dutv. No indica- tion has been given as In wliPre the newlv enlisted men will bp assigned before going abroad. awl ion will, a tiny ruffle of val h \' ( ' ut tin- center. A plaited Jabot of \,,|],, |„ (dunned with iJ»ui.ii- t-.iv. s ( ,f inwriinri mir] ( .,] C( .(j uilh In.-,- t„ triuielj. iiijr) the turnover eolli.r in iui-ijt.(] and finish,.,] with lace, IIIHI iiisi-ruim. Uronp,.,j pi,, { Xi ,.\^ ,,,.„' ii»\i| ,.ii lxtih ihe f)-,,i,t and the back of UiK I..,,use. Queer, Isn't It. If you go OIII on i lie \ired and whlf>- He for jour dog, every man wlti'lu hearing will turn uruuud.

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